user2839497 user2839497 - 1 year ago 86
SQL Question

How to restart remote MySQL server running on Ubuntu linux?

I'm using Ubuntu 12.04 LTS on my machine.

There is on MySQL server situated remotely. I want to restart it.

Can someone please give me in detail step-by-step instructions to restart the MySQL server.

Following are the Database server details of MYSQL I got from phpMyAdmin UI:

Server: Localhost via UNIX socket
Server type: MySQL
Server version: 5.5.40-0ubuntu0.14.04.1 - (Ubuntu)
Protocol version: 10
User: root@localhost
Server charset: UTF-8 Unicode (utf8)

Can someone please help me?


Answer Source
  1. SSH into the machine. Using the proper credentials and ip address, ssh root@ This should provide you with shell access to the Ubuntu server.
  2. Restart the mySQL service. sudo service mysql restart should do the job.

If your mySQL service is named something else like mysqld you may have to change the command accordingly or try this: sudo /etc/init.d/mysql restart